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Matthew Flacks

Matthew Flacks joined Charlatan Magazine in 2012 in London.

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Matthew Flacks

Ascending from Birmingham England, Matthew Flacks hails from the “First Manufacturing Town of the World.” Its distinctive economic profile during the Industrial Revolution encouraged exceptional levels of creativity, and its diverse and resilient economic base resulted in social mobility, political radicalism, and the development of British democracy in the 20th century.

After graduating from King Edward’s School, famous for producing artists like J.R.R. Tolkien and “Lord of the Rings,” Matthew embarked to New Zealand where he taught English to the Maori, indigenous school children of Polynesia. Following his Gap Year, he enrolled at the prestigious University of Durham where he read Politics and Law and was summarily awarded the distinction, LL.B.

Matthew took his first job as a senior Political Analyst at DeHavilland, a definitive provider of political intelligence in the UK, by reporting on and within the Halls of Westminster. Inspired by the verbal acrobatics in the House of Parliament, Matthew then followed his proclivity to affect change at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

He has lived in Los Angeles, performed in New York, and appeared in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, All Alone. From classical plays to works of Shakespeare, new writing projects and even the spokesperson for Weetabix, Matthew, like his forefathers in the Midlands, believes the collaboration of science, technology, economic organization and the arts has and will continue to lay the foundation for modern society.

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Articles by Matthew Flacks

Beyond Contempt

Princess Diana was stalked and killed by paparazzi. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Peter Jukes about News Corp's 'Phone Hacking Scandal' and the future of news & information in "Beyond Contempt."

England's Anti-Bully

He won the World Cup and was knighted by the Queen. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with England National Rugby's Ben Cohen in London about the Standup Foundation.

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

She consolidated England and Scotland to create Great Britain. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS visits Lady Anne Somerset in London to discuss "Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion."

Alan Duncan: The Axis of Conservatism

He's the first conservative openly gay Member of Parliament. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS talks with the Secretary of State at Westminster.

The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher polarised opinion, policy and people more than any other figure in modern political history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS remembers the UK's Prime Minister and calulates her legacy to Britain and the world.

Europe's Migrant Crisis

Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell on Europe's Immigration Crisis and the Axis of Evil.

Waiting For Snow in Havanna

It’s the largest exodus of unaccompanied minors in history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Yale Professor Carlos Eire about the Cuban Revolution and Operation Peter Pan.

An Indigenous Peoples'

It is the largest extermination of an indigenous people in history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS sits down with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss the Removal Act and genocide of "An Indigenous Peoples'.


Its was a political cautionary tale for COVID-19. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS talks with David Quammen about a global pandemic's origins and end game in "Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus."

Corinthia London

It's the most visited city in the world. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS checks-in to the Corinthia London and discovers a conflux of cultures in a cosmopolitan country.

Countess Carnarvon: The Real Downton Abbey

The 8th Countess of Carnarvon recounts how the chatelaines of Highclere rescued, liberated and saved "The Real Downton Abbey."

The Aristocrats

England's aristrocracy has ruled since Medieval times. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with the 8th Earl of Leicester about cycling into modernity.

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